Saturday, June 29, 2013

Suddenly Saturday

About the only thing I haven't talked about is vegetables lately. It's the best season for vegetables right now...I know, surprise tell me something I didn't already know.

Buying the vegetables that are in season is the best way to save money on groceries, compare the ads. One of the best reasons to go to two stores a week is so that you have a selection of produce. if the berries look awful one place, you can get them another. The other reason is that you have two sources of rock bottom prices. root vegetables are good in the winter. Please note that baby carrots are just regular carrots that have been cut. ,y MIL thought I was whacko when I told her that! Then she found one that had missed the machine! Sometimes on sale they can be as cheap as whole carrots, bit sometimes not.

One of the best ways to cook root vegetables is to oven roast them place cut vegetables on a baking sheet with sides. Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with herbs. Roast them in a 375-400 degree oven until they are tender.
Try to cut the vegetables the same size helps too. Parm cheese is also good.

Red potatoes
Radishes, whole
Green onions ( put them in later)

This time of year, we eat a lot of mixed berries.
Corn was a quarter an ear this week as opposed to last year when we didn't have much.

We eat green salad most of the year. Costco pretty much keeps the same price all year round.
Bananas are always cheaper at Costco. The experts will tell you that organic bananas are a joke.

Someone did a study on washed lettuce in a bag. it was more healthy to eat it straight out of the bag than it was to rewash it. it is also at times cheaper than making it from scratch. I would prefer the field greens from Costco, my husband would prefer the iceberg lettuce kind.

Field greens with a fruit and balsamic or fruit vinaigrette is really good.
I also like iceberg lettuce, apple, chicken, grapes and walnuts.

In the winter, my mother often gave is cottage cheese and fruit.

In our garden my husband planted kale, green beans, peas, tomatoes, Swiss chard, corn, squash, a pumpkin for the grand baby, and we have rhubarb and rosemary. I have a pot of herbs on the deck because it is easily reached from the kitchen.

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4+1= 5. 4 people--1 meal--5 bucks.

better, cheaper, faster

1 comment:

  1. Corn here in the midwest on sale is 12 cents! While I am struggling to feed a family of 8 on $500 on food stamps, a good dinner is corn on the cob and watermelon.